I received an email from a publicist today asking me if I was interested in talking with someone from Intel about its new education tablet. Here is my response:
I’m not interested, thank you, because of this sentence:
This month, Intel introduces a new 10-inch education tablet reference design with Intel Education Software created to help keep students safe, help teachers teach and protect school districts’ technology investments
Nothing there about powerful student learning. Just keeping kids ‘safe,’ protecting districts’ ‘investments,’ and maintaining teacher-directed (rather than student-empowering) learning environments. I’ll pass.
See also Big Brother would love the Amplify tablet.